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Test Code LAB10756 Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) Amplified - Urine

Department

CYTOLOGY

Collection Requirements

Handling precautions:

• Female patients should not cleanse the labial area prior to providing specimens.

• DO NOT collect specimen from patients who are menstruating.

• Female and male patients should not have urinated for at least one hour prior to sampling.

• Use care to avoid splashing of contents.

Primary Collection Container

Cobas PCR Urine Transport Kit

Transport

Ambient

Preferred Transport Temperature

Ambient

Processing

Urine in a sterile container transferred into Cobas PCR media using pipette provided.

Stability

Stability in Roche Cobas Transport medium.

2°C to 30°C 30 days

Specimens discarded 72 hours after testing is completed.

Urine samples that are still in the primary collection container are stable for 24 hours at 2°C to 30°C.

Reference Range

Negative

Methodology

PCR amplification of target DNA sequences

Performed

Monday – Friday

6:00 am – 3:00 pm

Reported

1-3 days

CPT Codes

87591

Unacceptable Conditions

Urine specimens where the liquid level in the urine transport tube does not fall between the two black indicator lines will not be tested.

Additional Information

Testing is performed using Roche Cobas nucleic acid amplification assays. This test is approved for testing in endocervical, vaginal, male and female urine specimens. Additional testing by culture may be recommended in medico-legal or non-validated specimens.